For you who frequently visit our site, you
know that we mainly focus on overclocking and internal hardware. But some
of us here at OcShoot are what they call "hardcore-gamers",
Counter-Strike is the game we love. Not only do we want the maximum FPS,
but really like to take that "headshot". To manage this, the
gaming equipment have to be just right, to get the "edge".
Therefore we decided to test some mice, and some mousepads. We will test
different mice on different mousepads. Not all the equipment are "in
house", so this review will be followed by a part 2 later. But for
Kãrna's Razer Boomslang 2000 - The Snake
When we talk about FPS-games the Razer Boomslang is the Ferrari of
gaming Mice. There are two different types Boomslang, one with 1000dpi,
called Boomslang 1000, and one with 2000dpi, called Boomslang 2000. Dpi(dots
per inch) means that the mouse sends the specified number of signals to
the controller chip when the mouse moves one inch(2.5cm), in this case
2000. Both are "ball" mice, and not optical. Optical mice
usually have approx.. 450 dpi.
review is about the 2000 version, it has both USB and PS/2.
What is so special about this mouse?
First of all, it's shape, this is unlike anything you have tried
before. It has, as you can see from the picture, two BIG buttons. Actually
they are more than half the length of the mouse. It also
have a scroll-wheel, plus one button on each side. So it is a five button
mouse. "So is my Explorer" you might say, hehe, the Explorer is
crap compared to this baby.
The two sides is symmetrical, so it can be use by left-handed persons
But the most impressing thing about it is the resolution and precision.
With this "weapon" you can shoot a fly on the ass of a horse at
Regular mice have approx.. 350-400dpi, this Boomslang has, you guessed
it, 2000dpi. The "secret" to this high resolution is a new way
to focus the light beam that count the rotation of the encoder wheel.
The Razer is the first mouse to use this technology invented by kärna
I could go on and on about the specs. but that you can read about at www.razerzone.com.
What really matters is what you can do with this mouse.